MAGUINDANAO - A policeman was wounded in an explosion in a police detachment in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao Sunday night.
Police Officer 1 Aliboy Draper, a member of the Provincial Public Safety Company of the Maguindanao Provincial Police Office, was slightly wounded in his leg when he was hit by shrapnel after an unidentified person lobbed a hand grenade that exploded inside the 1st Maneuver Platoon detachment in Barangay Labu Labu, Shariff Aguak around 6 p.m.
Draper was on duty and standing inside the detachment when the explosion happened.
Shariff Aguak Municipal Police Station chief Insp. Armado Liwan told ABS-CBN News in a phone interview that authorities are looking into two angles on the possible motive for the grenade-throwing incident.
He said it could be personal grudge and retaliation of an unknown group in relation to their intensified anti-illegal drugs operation.
Police are now conducting an in-depth investigation to identify the perpetrators.